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    Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to review the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.The national assembly joint committee had adopted N143 billion for the polls out of the total N189 billion as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, had said the president requested the [...]

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    INEC budget: N’assembly committee rejects N189bn, okays N143bn for 2019 polls

INEC budget: N’assembly committee rejects N189bn, okays N143bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adopted N143 billion for the 2019 elections.The committee adopted the amount which President Muhammadu Buhari presented to the legislature in July but refused to approve N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget.In a letter to the senate, Buhari requested that N189.2 billion be released to [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu: Saraki deliberately pushing this nation to the edge

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says Senate President Bukola Saraki should be solely held responsible for the delay in the approval of the budget for 2019 polls.Saraki had said the presidency's delay in submitting budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows lack of foresight.But Shehu dismissed this, saying the Saraki-led senate deliberately delayed [...]

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    Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the national assembly is committed to ensuring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is well funded to conduct the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday in reaction to the claim of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) that he was slowing down the approval of the budget request for the elections.In a statement by Olu Onemola, [...]

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    INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

INEC suspends Rivers bye-election over widespread violence

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the by-election for Port Harcourt Constituency III state assembly seat.Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Rivers, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday, cited widespread violence as the reason for the suspension.The bye-election was conducted by INEC to fill the vacancy left by former state assemblyman, Victor Ihunwo, now [...]

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    Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee considering the budget for 2019 elections has met on three occasions – and all three meetings have been inconclusive.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess on July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a supplementary budget of N242 billion to be passed for the 2019 elections.Amid calls to reconvene and pass the budget, the [...]

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    INEC chairman: Nothing should lead to postponement of 2019 polls

INEC chairman: Nothing should lead to postponement of 2019 polls

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says  no condition should warrant the postponement of the 2019 elections.Yakubu said this on Friday while responding to Aso Rock correspondents who asked if the delay in the passage of the commission's budget could lead to the postponement of the exercise.The INEC chairman said under his leadership, the commission has [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Stephen Pam, judge of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, has suspended hearing in the contempt suit against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Pam had ordered an immediate arrest of the INEC chairman after he failed to appear before him for three consecutive times.But at its sitting on Monday, an Abuja division of the court of appeal ordered stay of execution on [...]

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    2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally met with lawmakers to kick-start the process of passing the budget for 2019 elections.The leadership of the electoral umpire met with the house of representatives committee on electoral and political parties matters in Abuja on Wednesday, regarding the N189 billion budgeted for it to conduct the election.President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a [...]

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    INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Osun state governorship election, slated for September 22, would feature the highest number of contestants in the history of governorship elections in Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Bayero University, Kano (BUK), on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission is fully prepared for the exercise.He said there is a record number of [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    ‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

An Osun state high court has asked Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, to produce his primary school certificate within six days.Adeleke defeated his closest contender, Akin Ogunbiyi, to win the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for the September 22 election.Following his win, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, members of the PDP, filed a suit to challenge his candidacy [...]

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    INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over vote-buying during elections in Nigeria.The two major parties - All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election which held on Saturday induced voters with money.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, said the commission was working on preventing a repeat of the [...]

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